Showers continue in North K'taka; Almatti dam starts getting inflow

Showers continue in North K'taka; Almatti dam starts getting inflow

Showers continue in North K'taka;  Almatti dam starts getting inflow

The monsoon showers continued in many parts of the state on Monday, while receding in some parts.

Sowing activity gained further momentum in the past 36 hours, following widespread rainfall in Bidar district. A majority of the minor and major percolation tanks, besides Karanja reservoir started receiving inflow. Rainfall intensified on Sunday midnight and continued on Monday in the district.

Water inflow started to the Almatti dam across River Krishna in Vijayapura district for the first time this season following rain in the catchment area. The inflow stood at 1,875 cusecs on Monday. The water level was 503.66 metres against the maximum of 519.6 metres. The dam requires 7 tmc ft of water to go above the dead storage mark. Presently, it has 10 tmc ft of water.

Gadag city and other parts of the district witnessed heavy rain for half an hour in the afternoon. Water bodies in the villages of the district are filled to capacity. Farmers are upbeat following the showers.

Aishwarya Solankar, 9, a school student, was washed away in River Dhoni, following heavy rain, at Kotyal village in Vijayapura district. Another girl Geetha Solankar, 7, was rescued by local residents.

Showers continued to lash many parts of the district on Monday, for the eighth consecutive day.

Heavy rain lashed some parts of Kalaburagi district. Sedam, Chincholi and Chittapur taluks received rainfall till Monday afternoon. The rainfall has increased inflow into the dams, specially in Chincholi taluk.

There was a flood-like situation in a few villages of the taluk. Sowing was affected due to the rainfall. Most of the rivers, rivulets and tanks are overflowing.

The advancement of monsoon has weakened in Kodagu district. It was a bright sunny day on Monday. In the last 24 hours, Kodagu received 6.14 mm rainfall. It was 16.87 mm rainfall during the corresponding period last year. The water level in Harangi reservoir stood at 2,814.65 feet. The inflow was 149 cusecs.

Moderate rains lashed various parts of Shivamogga district. Shivamogga, Bhadravathi, Hosanagar, Sagar received moderate rains intermittently.
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